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So, one of the ways we are screwing over ourselves and the planet is the sheer, overwhelming, mindbogglingly huge amount of plastic that we litter around our world.
Plastic does not die. Maybe, someday, all the bags, tops, six-pack rings, etc. will find their way below the earth’s crust and be destroyed by the fires of molten rock. But until then (hundreds of millions to billions of years if every), we are increasingly choking our world with plastic refuse.
Recycle what you can, of course. But what about all those plastic garbage bags? I’m trying to figure out ways to conserve, to help reduce the growing plastic tide.
Where I work, every desk has a trash can, but there is also a large trash can in the kitchen. Everyday, the trash is emptied from all the trash cans by simply removing the bags from each and every one if there is any trash in the cans. Which means that if I throw one yogurt container in the trash at my desk, I have just contributed one more plastic bag to the deluge. So I simply have started making the effort to throw away all my trash in the kitchen’s trash can instead of the one at my desk.
Is it as convenient. No.
On a scale of inconvenience, however, it’s probably .001 on a scale of 10.
Paper instead of plastic. I don’t know about where you live, but I rarely see this as an option in NYC. However, when I went home to visit the ‘rents in RI, one of the big grocery stores still offered the choice. Take paper when you can and then recycle.
Reuse. Reuse. Reuse. Until the holes in the bags grow too big. Then maybe put one old bag inside another old bag (as long as the holes don’t match up) and reuse.
Buy your own reusable shopping bags.
And then make sure you remember to use them!
I would love to hear more ideas from anybody. Drop ’em in the comments.
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We are such an incredibly resourceful and damn smart species. Self-centered and greedy and cruel as well, but reading things like the Ars Technica article about early research on using inkjet printers for creating replacement body parts makes me smile at our species intelligence.
Bet the replacement cartridges for this kind of printer would be a bit more expensive than your typical inkjet cartridges, but then again, maybe not.
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So, to test out some recording equipment and start realizing just how difficult getting a good, clean recording sound can be, I recorded a short-short story that I’d done for Write Fight a good long while ago.
Not really ready for prime-time, so I won’t be sending this off to Podiobooks or iTunes any time soon, but it’s a decent first try (despite some hiss and pops that showed up on the recording) and, I hope, somewhat enjoyable for you to listen to. Without further ado:
Check it out if you can!
Written by Burgess Clark Directed by David Epstein
Starring: Dan Patrick Brady, Ryan Serhant, Kevin T. Collins, Anneka Fagundes, Rebecca White, Cecelia Frontero*
Based on real events…
For as long as three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, soldiers survived aboard the sunken vessel U.S.S. West Virginia, waiting to be rescued.
At the bottom of the sea, trapped under impossible conditions, they struggle to keep hope — and themselves — alive.
GENE FRANKEL THEATRE 24 BOND STREET BETWEEN LAFAYETTE & BOWERY
CALL 212-352-3101 FOR RESEVATIONS OR VISIT http://www.invisiblecitytheatercompany.com/
PREVIEWS: SEPTEMBER 5-6 @ 8PM PERFORMANCES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO THE 22ND WHEN: WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY @ 8PM
Production Manager -Alexis M. Hadsall; Stage Manager -Charles Casano; Set Design -Elisha Schaefer; Light Design – Joe Novak; Costume Design – Jennifer Raskopf; Sound Design – Peter Wood; Props – Andi Cohen
Equity Approved Showcase – Actor* appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.
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Just a warning, the phenomenon can be addictive. For example:
For a more intellectual examination: try “Kitty Pidgin and Asymmetrical Tail-Wags”